I don’t usually write about teaching English or my job simply because there is a lot of information out there on the subject, and I doubt I will say anything that hasn’t been said before. That being said, since I am leaving my current job, I feel that I should leave a review of the school for anyone considering coming to work here in the future.
Note: Franchise schools are run VERY differently, depending on the owner. Toufen and Zhunan are in close proximity, and each have a Shane school. This is about the Shane in TOUFEN. I’ve never worked at the Zhunan Shane, so cannot comment on it. Continue reading ‘Shane school, Toufen’
For the casual observer, once you’ve seen a few temples in Taiwan they all start looking similar. Intricate carvings, wall and ceiling paintings, statues of ferocious warriors and gentle deities – I started getting used to them. Obviously, once one starts studying Taiwanese worship and religion, different temples take on different meanings and one can appreciate them more, but I’m not there yet. So, now I generally drive by them without marvelling at these conspicuous looking structures in the otherwise drab small town landscape.
That is until I drove by this fierce looking specimen:
Continue reading ‘Giant red god temple, Toufen, Taiwan’
A while back, I wrote about a weird “urban bubble” in otherwise rural Toufen township. Recently, I went back there and it seems like the development gnomes have been hard at work. The area has changed drastically. There are a lot more stores, shops, restaurants and people! Formerly, deserted enough to hear the leaves rustling, it’s now become an outing hotspot for the locals. Continue reading ‘Japanese City, Toufen, Maioli’